No semblance of law and order in Karachi: Justice Gulzar
[Dawn] During Thursday's hearing of the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
law and order case, Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that there was not a semblance of law and order in the city, DawnNews reported.
A five-member larger bench of the apex court comprising Justices Jamali, Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Khilji Arif Hussain, Gulzar Ahmed and Amir Hani Moslem was seized with the proceedings for the implementation of the apex court's earlier order in a Bloody Karachi killings suo motu
...a legal term, from the Latin. Roughly translated it means
I saw what you did, you bastard...
Last year, the Supreme Court had given its detailed order in the case after the chief justice had taken suo motu action on the security situation in the city.
During the hearing, the police submitted its report pertaining to assassinations and told the bench that police had been taking targeted action against faceless myrmidons in various areas of the city, including Sohrab Goth and Manghopir.
The bench expressed its displeasure upon reviewing the report and inquired as to what the Rangers personnel had accomplished that Additional Chief Secretary (home) Waseem Ahmed had praised their performance.
The court moreover inquired whether Ahmed's praise meant that the police in Bloody Karachi should be replaced with the Rangers.
The court was informed that faceless myrmidons had targeted high-ranking police officials on several occasions.
The bench stated that anything was possible in a country where those responsible for the killings of police officials could not be placed in long-term storage
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
The bench summoned a list of people murdered during the past one year as well as a monthly report on the city's public transport.
Justice Khilji in his remarks said that 90 per cent of the city's population was undergoing immense mental stress, adding that, each killing led to creating fear and panic amongst the public.
He said the police had been labelling murders as assassinations on its whim, adding that, it was ordinary people who had been dying.
Also today, a list of prisoners released on payroll was submitted to the bench. According to the list, 193 convicted, whereas 53 accused prisoners had been released.
The bench directed authorities to act against cars without number plates with immediate effect.
The bench adjourned the hearing sine die.
Earlier on Wednesday, the bench had ordered the Sindh police chief and other authorities to submit a report on infiltration of over 7,000 Taliban activists in Bloody Karachi and release of 150 convicts on parole.
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